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COVID-19 is a new type of virus that has not been seen in humans before. Coronavirus is transmitted by airborne droplets and by touching infected people. The course of this infection is similar to that of the flu, but with complications in the lungs and respiratory system. The main symptoms are fever, dry cough, and shortness of breath.
Can folk remedies help?
Attention! If you find similar symptoms in yourself, you must definitely go to the hospital and in no case leave your home.
Of course, for the prevention and strengthening of immunity in general, you can and should use proven folk remedies.
But they are unlikely to cure a coronavirus infection. Firstly, because such treatment does not have a scientific evidence base, and secondly, traditional medicine products must be used very carefully, especially if there are any chronic diseases. But they can help, in a milder course of the disease and a general increase in immunity.
WHO and adherents of traditional medicine still argue that traditional methods will not save or cure a new infection. Most of them are useless in the fight against coronavirus, and in some cases even dangerous. But as you know, doctors are always opponents of alternative medicine, considering it unsubstantiated.
Preventive protection measures
Since no cure has yet been found for this virus, doctors rely on human immunity. So it can be safely strengthened using folk methods.
First of all, to support the body, you need to adhere to a correct and balanced diet, do not eat "food waste" (semi-finished products, a lot of sugar, flour products, alcohol).
And of course, products that have long been known for their preventive measures will come to the rescue.
Among natural antiseptics, garlic is in the lead.... It is known for its antimicrobial and antiviral properties, and was even once used in medicine. Its active ingredient - allicin - is a storehouse of useful substances.
Garlic can be taken for prophylaxis during various viral epidemics. And if you are already sick - chew a couple of cloves, 2 times a day.
Important! Allicin is very unstable - it is no longer in boiled and dry garlic. You need to chew the cloves fresh.
But if you find it difficult to eat garlic in this version, recipes come to the rescue.
Tincture with honey
- Garlic - 200 gr;
- Alcohol - 100 gr;
- Liquid honey - 50 gr;
- Propolis tincture - 10 gr.
Chop the garlic.
Put it in a glass container and fill it with alcohol. Infuse the mixture in a cool room for 3 weeks. Strain through cheesecloth and leave for another three days. After three days, dissolve honey and propolis tincture in this mixture.
Application: on the first day - 1 drop, on the second - 2 drops, and so on up to 15 days. And from the 16th to the 30th day, reduce the dose by the same method.
Important! Children under 12 years of age should not be allowed to take this tincture because of the presence of alcohol.
Onions also have similar antiviral properties. Its phytoncides are capable of killing many types of bacteria. To do this, you can simply cut open the onion and arrange the pieces in each room. Thus, you saturate the air with these beneficial substances, and inhaling, you disinfect yourself and speed up your recovery.
Healing onion infusion
Chop one onion and pour in a liter of hot milk. Let it brew for one hour and take 50 ml three times a day.
Important! It is necessary to remember about contraindications for the use of onions and garlic - these are various diseases of the gastrointestinal tract (ulcer, gastritis), allergy to this product, kidney problems. And you also need to know that garlic thins the blood, and if you consume a large amount, you may experience a headache, up to and including poisoning.
There are other effective preventive products:
- Foods rich in vitamin C - lemon, rose hips, kiwi, berries;
- Ginger is an excellent tonic;
- Cranberry is an antioxidant and virus killer;
- Turnip - rich in mineral composition, works great during the off-season;
- Juniper - its essential oil perfectly strengthens the body;
Treatment with folk remedies
It was mentioned above that it is impossible to cure with folk methods, but you can help yourself during the onset of an illness. Ease symptoms and speed up recovery.
Here foods and herbs come to the rescue, which act as antipyretics, relieve sore throat and cough, and also help with a cold.
Phytotherapists note that the advantage of plants is that they have practically no contraindications.
For instance, the following herbs have anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties:
- Lobaznik (common and elm-leaved);
- Oak bark;
- Willow bark;
- The spirea plant has shown itself to be very effective in the fight against viruses;
Healing teas, infusions and decoctions are made on the basis of herbs.
- Infusion of spruce or pine buds... Boil 10 grams of chopped kidneys with one glass of boiling water. Insist 4 hours and strain. Take 1 tablespoon every 2-3 hours. Great for colds and lung diseases.
- A decoction of oak bark for sore throat, which has a disinfecting, decongestant and anti-inflammatory effect. Brew 3 tablespoons of oak bark in 200 ml of water. Place the container with grass in a water bath for 30 minutes. Let the broth cool, strain and add boiled water to make 300 ml of broth. Gargle with this liquid as often as possible.
- Infusion of yarrow at high temperature: Pour 1 teaspoon of yarrow herb with a glass of boiling water. Let it brew for several hours. Drink this glass in 4-5 doses per day. It enhances perspiration well.
While doctors from other continents treat the disease and its symptoms, Chinese healers for many millennia have viewed the human body as a whole, a system in which everything is interconnected. Therefore, it is necessary to approach treatment from all sides, using not only medications, but also massages, acupuncture, and therapeutic exercises.
They are also very fond of herbal medicine. In effective herbal treatments, the Chinese have surpassed other European countries. Many of the herbs that oriental doctors use are adaptogens. They strengthen the immune system, regulate blood sugar levels and strengthen the body's defenses.
Notable Plants in Chinese Medicine:
In the fight against viral diseases, in medicinal recipes, ginger is very often used. It is extremely useful and simply irreplaceable for various viruses, coughs, sore throat, congestion in the lungs.
Chinese tea for colds
- Walnuts - 2 pcs.
- Green bow - 13 arrows.
- Ginger - 5 teaspoons (25 g)
- Green tea - 3 teaspoons (15 g).
- Hot water - 400 ml.
Grind nuts, onions and ginger until smooth (it is convenient to do this with a mortar). Add tea to the mass and put everything in a ceramic teapot. Pour hot water over and let it brew. Then strain through a fine strainer and drink all the tea at once. After, lie under a warm blanket.
Healthy drink with ginger
- Fresh ginger root - 2.5 cm.
- Freshly squeezed lemon juice - 1 tablespoon.
- Honey - 1 tablespoon.
- Boiling water - 1 glass.
reference! To enhance the effect, you can add a pinch of turmeric, cloves, cardamom, or a pinch of chili to your tea.
Grate ginger into a container. Pour boiling water over and let it brew for three minutes. Separately mix lemon juice and honey, and add strained ginger infusion there. Stir well and drink like regular tea at the first sign of illness.
Attention! Ginger has contraindications - pregnancy and lactation, ulcers, bleeding, hepatitis, high fever and fever.
Also ginseng, which contains immunoglobulin, copes well with infection.
"Red ginseng" with honey
For one part of fresh ginseng root, you need to take five parts of honey (for example, 200 grams of root - 1 liter of honey).
Very carefully, with a sponge, wash the root from the ground. Grind it with a knife or grater. Place honey in an enamel bowl and bring to a boil over low heat. When the honey boils, add the ginseng and cook for one hour over very low heat, stirring occasionally. During the cooking process, the ginseng root changes its color to red. After cooking, pour this broth into a glass jar and let cool. After that, mix well and put in a dark place or in the refrigerator.
You need to take "red ginseng" from 8 to 11 am, before breakfast and also before lunch. 3-4 tsp a day on an empty stomach with water.
There are many alternative ways to treat viral and bacterial diseases. But you need to be careful with such methods, taking into account the properties and contraindications of each plant. All health and wellness.